Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (35)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we all feature upcoming books we're eagerly anticipating.

I've altered things a little to include one book that hasn't come out yet and one that has already been published but I still haven't gotten around to reading yet.

The Glass Swallow by Julia Golding
Warrior Princess by Frewin Jones

Goodreads description of The Glass Swallow (October 28, 2011):


She designs exquisite stained glass for the windows of her city. But the law is clear — it is forbidden for girls to be part of the glassmaker's guild. To keep her secret hidden, she leaves home and travels to the strange new country of Magharna.


When he witnesses Rain's capture by a gang of bandits, both his fate and his heart becomes tied to hers. They escape the outlaws, but Peri and his family of falconers are untouchables who are scorned by all, and Rain is not allowed to be part of their lives.

Can Rain and Peri's love survive the prejudices against them? And with the city on the brink of disaster will they be able to stop their world from smashing apart?

Why I want to read it:

I like the companion novel Dragonfly enough to be interested in another book by Julia Golding. While pretty standard fare fantasy, the only real problem I had with Dragonfly was one of the main characters. The plot of The Glass Swallow sounds unique, so as long as I click with the main characters this should be great. I also loved Julia Golding's attention to detail with the two cultures she described in Dragonfly and I have high hopes for the same attention in The Glass Swallow.

Goodreads' description of Warrior Princess (February 1, 2009):

Fifteen-year-old Branwen's life is changed forever when enemy Saxon troops attack her homeland and her brother is killed. Branwen wants to jump into action and avenge her brother's death, but instead she is sent to a neighboring stronghold where she'll be safe from harm. Yet while she is surrounded by exquisite beauty and luxury in her new home—as a princess should be—she feels different from the other girls. Deep down, Branwen has the soul of a warrior.

Then a mystical woman in white foretells a daunting prophecy: Branwen will be the one to save her homeland. Suddenly forced to question everything—and everyone—around her, she realizes that the most difficult part of her journey is still to come. With no time to lose, Branwen must make a choice: continue on the path her parents intended for her . . . or step into the role of a true Warrior Princess.

Why I want to read it:

Princesses, warrior princesses, prophecies, pink cover. Yep, this one pretty much has my name written all over it. I'm pretty sure this is part one of a trilogy, and I think by now all of the books have been published.

Have any of you read either of these books? Would you recommend them? 

Don't forget, if you're participating in Waterfall Wednesdays (or doing anything else to promote this series, like, say, a Waiting on Wednesday post) you can enter your link HERE for a chance to win a signed set of the series, t-shirts, and more!


  1. Warrior Princess sounds good and the cover looks even better!

  2. I love the sound of "Warrior Princess". There's not enough books of tough princesses out there. I hope you enjoy both books!

  3. The Glass Swallow sounds really good to me. I don't like the cover on Warrior Princess, but when I read the summary, I thought hmmm, this sounds good too!

  4. Both of these books look like they'd be intriguing and fascinating reads. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  5. Alison, The bright pink on the cover is really calling to me :P

    Rummanah, I agree! I don't think I'll ever get tired of tough princess stories.

    Gina, I hope you like them both! I like how I can read both without worrying about cliffhangers and long waits.

    Soulunsung, I hope you like them if you try them!

  6. pretty covers and awesome summaries!!
    I wants *makes grabby hands*

    :) no, really, these look great. I think I want to get my paws on Warrior Princess the most.

  7. Alex, I want you to get your paws on Warrior Princess too! Than you can tell me if I should read it :)

  8. Is it totally odd that Saxon stories interest me? I don't know why. I think it's because of their brutality and I'd like to get a feel for the insane thoughts behind it all. Warrior Princess sounds pretty good.

  9. Jen, ha, well, it may be odd, but you're not alone! Whenever I hear Saxon I think King Arthur stories, and King Arthur stories are an automatic GIVE ME feature :) The sheer brutality is exciting, too.


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